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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 177-182

Medical Students Attitudes Towards Psychiatry : Effect of a Two Week Posting


1 Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002, India

Correspondence Address:
Mani Rajagopalan
Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002
India
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The attitudes towards psychiatry of thirty, fourth year medical students were studied before and after a two week clinical posting, using an attitudes questionnaire. The results indicated that a two week posting in the specialty was not sufficient to significantly influence students' attitudes in a positive direction. The implications of these findings for undergraduate psychiatric education are discussed.



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